What the Bon Appétit Staff Is Buying for Amazon Prime Day 2023

It’s that time of the year again: Amazon Prime Day is coming in a little over a week. The two-day sales event doesn’t officially start until July 11, but we’ve started to see a few deals creep in during the lead up. Here at BA, we’ve already been browsing the kitchen section of the site, and we’ve got wishlists at the ready. We’re crossing our fingers that the kitchen stuff below will go on sale come July 11 and 12—and we’ll update the prices on this list when they do. Here’s what our editors are shopping for this Amazon Prime Day, so you can find some inspo for your cart, too.

Countertop ice maker

For years I’ve made do with freezer ice trays. But the fact is, ice cube trays are flawed. They spill, causing icebergs to form on the bottom of my freezer; they take up valuable real estate (I honestly would love it if all of my cabinets were freezers); and my partner never remembers to refill them. Next time he asks for an after-work drink, instead of glaring at him passive-aggressively, I’d love to amble over to our countertop ice maker, scoop, shake, and relax into the evening. The thing is, the good ones are eyebrow-raisingly expensive. I’m going to need a deep Prime Day discount to justify the purchase. —Joe Sevier, cooking editor

GE Profile Opal 2.0 Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

I’ve been doing that thing where I go to Target with my partner and I stop him in front of the Ember Mug, sighing deep, dramatic sighs and saying how much I want it. It’s very manipulative of me, I know. But don’t worry: It never works because he’s too smart for my tricks. That’s why I’m hoping the copper one goes on sale for Prime Day. Yes, it’s a pricey mug—but when I think of all the lukewarm and cold coffee that I’ll no longer toss down the kitchen sink, I feel better about splurging on this one item. —Esra Esrol, senior social media manager

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Simple Human Step Trash Can

Is everyone aware that a not-on-sale, high-quality kitchen trash can will run you $100 to $200? I, for one, didn’t know this until a couple of weeks ago, when I decided it was time to upgrade from the cheap plastic can I’ve owned for half a decade. I really want something that is well-built, odor-containing, and nice-looking. People on the internet (including my coworkers) say this shiny stainless steel Simplehuman trash can is where it’s at. The 50-liter version has been sitting in my cart for days thanks to my reluctance to spend so much money on something that holds trash, but having this baby in my kitchen would be a dream—and there’s no better time than Prime Day to finally take the plunge (and score it at a discount). —Tiffany Hopkins, commerce writer

Simplehuman Rectangular Kitchen Step Trash Can


While many folks in American cities gulp espresso drinks to jump start their days, I have always preferred to slowly sip a cup of drip coffee. But preferring drip coffee over espresso does not mean that I am immune to the pitfalls of high-priced machines. While the best drip coffee maker is less of a splurge than an espresso machine, you’re still going to fork over a chunk of change. And when I talk about the best drip coffee maker, I’m talking, of course, about the Technivorm Moccamaster. I’ve had my eye on this machine for a long time, but it can feel hard to justify the price, even if it does brew the best cup—and even if I do drink coffee every day. Find me crossing all of my fingers and toes that the folks at Amazon have a surplus of Moccamasters they’ve been sitting on that simply need to go. —Carly Westerfield, recipe production assistant

Technivorm Moccamaster KBGV 10-Cup Coffee Maker

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I definitely do not have the counter space for a stand mixer, but if there’s a good deal on a KitchenAid come Prime Day…then I’ll just have to find space. A KitchenAid stand mixer is the best of the best, and I’m in my baking era. Just thinking of all the cheesecakes and cookies I’ll make with my trusty new appliance tempts me to click the buy button right now. —Megan Wahn, associate commerce editor

KitchenAid Classic Series Stand Mixer

New sheet pans 

My sheet pans are, in the most optimistic terms, well-seasoned. In actuality, they’re so covered in baked-on grease that I have to hide them from company when I have a dinner party. I’ll be hoping for some discounts on my favorite Nordic Ware sheet pans this Prime Day. But in the meantime, I might take advantage of a Fourth of July sale and also grab a couple of these brightly-colored Great Jones mini sheet pans. I’ll use them to wrangle my most-used staple ingredients on my countertop and for serving charcuterie and snacks. I’m excited to live in a world where the sheet pans are not just fit to be seen by human eyes, but also cute enough to flaunt. —Emily Johnson, associate director of commerce

Nordic Ware Half-Sheet Pan

Great Jones Little Sheet, Set of 2

Great Jones Little Sheet, Set of 2

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